Administrative Process Act; process for disqualification of a hearing officer. (SB927)

Introduced By

Sen. John Edwards (D-Roanoke)

Progress

Introduced
Passed Committee
Passed House
Passed Senate
Signed by Governor
Became Law

Description

Administrative Process Act; disqualification of a hearing officer. Establishes a process for the disqualification of hearing officers in situations where the officer cannot accord a fair and impartial hearing or consideration, or when required by the applicable rules governing the practice of law. The reasons that a hearing officer may be disqualified include prejudice, financial interest, ex parte communications, or any other factor that would cause a reasonable person to question the impartiality of the hearing officer. In addition, the bill establishes a process for challenging the initial decision to not disqualify. Read the Bill »

Outcome

Bill Has Passed

History

DateAction
01/08/2015Prefiled and ordered printed; offered 01/14/15 15100894D
01/08/2015Referred to Committee on General Laws and Technology
01/19/2015Impact statement from DPB (SB927)
01/19/2015Reported from General Laws and Technology (13-Y 0-N 1-A) (see vote tally)
01/21/2015Constitutional reading dispensed (38-Y 0-N) (see vote tally)
01/22/2015Read second time
01/22/2015Reading of amendments waived
01/22/2015Amendments by Senator Edwards agreed to
01/22/2015Engrossed by Senate as amended SB927E
01/22/2015Printed as engrossed 15100894D-E
01/23/2015Read third time and passed Senate (40-Y 0-N) (see vote tally)
01/23/2015Impact statement from DPB (SB927E)
01/30/2015Placed on Calendar
01/30/2015Read first time
01/30/2015Referred to Committee on General Laws
02/11/2015Assigned GL sub: Subcommittee #4
02/12/2015Subcommittee recommends reporting with amendment(s) (7-Y 0-N)
02/17/2015Reported from General Laws with amendment (21-Y 0-N) (see vote tally)
02/18/2015Read second time
02/19/2015Read third time
02/19/2015Committee amendment agreed to
02/19/2015Passed by for the day
02/20/2015Read third time
02/20/2015Engrossed by House as amended
02/20/2015Passed House with amendment BLOCK VOTE (95-Y 0-N)
02/20/2015VOTE: BLOCK VOTE PASSAGE (95-Y 0-N) (see vote tally)
02/20/2015Reconsideration of House passage agreed to by House
02/20/2015Passed House with amendment BLOCK VOTE (96-Y 0-N)
02/20/2015VOTE: BLOCK VOTE PASSAGE #2 (96-Y 0-N) (see vote tally)
02/24/2015House amendment agreed to by Senate (39-Y 0-N) (see vote tally)
02/27/2015Enrolled
02/27/2015Bill text as passed Senate and House (SB927ER)
02/27/2015Impact statement from DPB (SB927ER)
02/27/2015Signed by Speaker
02/27/2015Signed by President
03/04/2015Enrolled Bill Communicated to Governor on 3/4/15
03/04/2015G Governor's Action Deadline Midnight, Sunday, March 29, 2015
03/26/2015G Approved by Governor-Chapter 636 (effective 7/1/15)
03/26/2015G Acts of Assembly Chapter text (CHAP0636)

Video

This bill was discussed on the floor of the General Assembly. Below is all of the video that we have of that discussion, 3 clips in all, totaling 4 minutes.